Great Oak winter guard proving a team to watch

Temecula’s newest high school is in its second year and its winter guard team, under the direction of Mr. Jerry Burdick-Rutz, is putting the name of Great Oak on the map of Southern California. Last year, when the school opened, seven of the 17 girls began participating in winter guard for the first time. This year, they are the veterans and […]

Triple Threat Academy treats students as professionals

Aspiring actors, dancers and singers in the Temecula Valley have new opportunities to learn and improve their craft with the recent opening of Triple Threat Academy in Temecula. Founded in February by local talents Paul Kehler and Joseph “Joey” Arreola, the academy strives to combine in one location instruction for all three theatrical disciplines: voice, […]

Sneak preview at Hillcrest

Members of the Fern Street Circus visited students at Hillcrest Academy last Friday to give them a sneak preview of the performance they will be giving during the school’s 21st Annual Spring Auction and Fundraiser on May 6 in the ballroom of Pechanga Resort.

Vail Elementary named Distinguished School

Vail Elementary School (VES) entered the ranks of elite schools in the state Tuesday, being awarded the title of California Distinguished School for the third time in its nearly 30-year history. Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell announced VES as a Distinguished School for the 2005-2006 year. “We are so excited and proud of the […]

Teachers to be honored by Crystal Apple Award

Most people can think of a teacher who influenced their life for good, helped them believe in themselves and inspired them to fulfill their potential. Most people never had a way to honor those teachers and thank them for their dedication. The second annual Crystal Apple Award, hosted by students and sponsored by the Temecula […]

Two from Van Avery Prep honored

Brittany Robinson and Carly Santiago, students from Van Avery Prep School, won the Southern California Marion Huhn Award for outstanding youth. The Marion Huhn Award recognizes junior high school students for their academic excellence and service to their school and community. Brittany has shown commitment to the community by volunteer tutoring elementary students for 60 […]

Hillcrest Academy to hold ‘Le Cirque’ gala

The exotic artistry of “Le Cirque” comes to Temecula with an evening of dinner and dancing at Hillcrest Academy’s 21st annual spring auction and gala. On Saturday, May 6, at 6:00 p.m., Pechanga Resort’s Grand Ballroom will be transformed into a mysterious world of circus acrobats and gymnasts as performers entertain and amaze guests in […]

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

Feeling pale? You may think that a golden tan looks healthy and attractive but sun worshippers beware: you could be causing skin cancer, the most common type of cancer in the United States. The disease can result from long-term exposure to sunlight, which emits ultraviolet radiation (UV rays) that damage skin cells and can lead […]

Day of the Child set by Lake Elsinore Library

The Lake Elsinore Library will host The Day of the Child, The Day of the Book, or El Dia de los Niños, El Dia de los Libros, at 4 p.m. on May 3 at the library, located at 600 West Graham Avenue. The mission of the event is to celebrate children and books with stories, […]

Sunset Parade scheduled

The Chaparral High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps will hold its Fifth Annual Sunset Parade on Thursday, May 3, at the CHS football field. Naval Science instructors Lt. Col. Paul Bishop, USMC (retired) and Senior Chief Petty Officer Mike Hodell, USN (retired) will conduct the passing of the unit command from CO cadet […]